Cervical spondylosis (CS) is an age-related degenerative condition of the cervical spine. Peripheral vertigo is often observed to co-occur with CS. This study was done to evaluate the assocaition of cervical spondylosis and peripheral vertigo.
Methods: 120 patients of either sex suffering from cervical spondylosis was selected for the study. Meticulous history and clinical examination was done to rule out peripheral vertigo. The mean age of 120 sampled patients was 45.70 years. The results were analysed statistically using Chi square test and inference was drawn.
Results: Of the 120 patients, 27 males (22.5%) and 42 females (35%) had peripheral vertigo. The number of patients with peripheral vertigo was high in the middle aged group (40-59 years) when compared to the elderly. p value was found to be statistically significant (0.00012).
Conclusions: A significant association between cervical spondylosis and peripheral vertigo has been confirmed.